This blog is for entertainment purposes only…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word unwieldy.
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It is nice to have a TV colourfully flickering away in the corner of the room isn’t it? Even if the sound is turned off one feels like one is, in some small way, in contact with the world – if something ghastly suddenly happens the-powers-that-be will surely break in and tell you all about it…
So, what’s on at the moment? I need to sit down and goggle at something whilst I eat this very nice poached egg on buttered toast. Hm: skinny athletes charging in a bunch around a curved track, idiot footballers galloping after a ball on very green grass, David Attenborough whispering to us in the steaming dripping undergrowth, a programme on buying crap in a car boot sale and then selling it again… oh, and what’s this just starting on Tru TV? I like things that are true!  It’s an American show called Ghosts in My Home – I think I’ll watch some of that – you can’t go wrong with a bit of spookiness at mealtimes can you? Oh, listen, at the start of the show a trustworthy male voice comes over and solemnly intones, This Program is for Entertainment Purposes Only… Thank goodness for that – I’d be rather worried about my Weltanschauung if I started believing in such daftness. Nice poached egg, this! I think that I might jot down a few items from the commentary as those plucky psychic ‘experts’ creep around someone’s house in the dead of night, flashing their torches around the place, and doing some heavy breathing into their microphones…

An intuitive healer – motion detectors in the bedroom – she challenges the entity – the light just went on and off! – there’s nothing to see now – what the hell was that! – every cupboard door is open now! – I’m feeling it, in a psychic way – I’m bombarded with messages – the voices in my head – dozens of spirits now – it’s always in the basement! – she follows the ghost – a white flowing dress? – a mother spirit? – the unseen entity calls her outside – it’s creeping me out – more spirits are coming inside! – I have a deep psychic connection – ah, a different energy! – finally the spirits speak – intense!…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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4 Responses to This blog is for entertainment purposes only…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Oh your highness! I had to read your first sentence twice…I’m so glad that you didn’t describe that television being on in the corner as “comforting.” You would have scared me half to death. (Propaganda, et al) It’s always on, delivering “news” we can live without and very infrequently has anything informational that really affects the lives we live…quite right then, your point, it’s purely entertainment – like fake ghosts opening doors. I do have one of those doors! If I fail to shut it completely it takes about 10 seconds for it to fully open itself and bounce ever so gently off the springy rubber-knobbed door stop mounted on the baseboard. It’s not a ghost, I fear it is the house settling—frightening enough!

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